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Major pothole and pavement repair work begins in Brent

PUBLISHED: 11:09 02 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:15 02 August 2016

Broken pavement in Birchen Grove, Kingsbury (Pic credit: Twitter@misterscoop)

Broken pavement in Birchen Grove, Kingsbury (Pic credit: Twitter@misterscoop)

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Work to repair potholes and replace some of the borough’s damaged paving stones with tarmac to make pavements more resilient and durable is underway.

One in six roads in Brent are in need of repair (Pic: Maydine Etienne)One in six roads in Brent are in need of repair (Pic: Maydine Etienne)

Older slabs will being replaced with asphalt whilst dropped crossings and street corners will be surfaced using concrete block paving after Brent Council agreed to top up its road maintenance budget of £3.55million by an additional £2m.

The town hall has introduced the changes saying it will make ‘limited resources stretch further’ as it tackles an increase in pot-riddled roads and broken pavements in the borough.

In February the Times revealed that one in six streets in Brent are plagued with potholes amid complaints from angry drivers on social media websites.

Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council said: “The state of the roads around the country is a really hot topic and, although we do perform well on a London-wide level, residents have told us that they want to see the council doing more, we have listened and these improvements are only the start.

“The use of asphalt will also help to make limited resources stretch further, meaning more pavements can be repaired, making the borough a safer, more accessible place to live furthermore it will go a long way to mitigate traffic noise and vibrations caused by uneven surfacing and repeat maintenance works.”

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